‘Para-politics’ Goes Bananas

In a scandal with wide-ranging implications for US-Colombia ties, Chiquita Brands International, the mega-fruit company, agreed earlier this month to pay $25 million in fines to the US government for making payments of more than $1.7 million to a Colombian terrorist paramilitary group. At the center of the scandal is the United Self-Defense Forces ofContinue reading “‘Para-politics’ Goes Bananas”

The Crimes of Chiquita

1. In 1984 the United Fruit Company (UFCO) was renamed Chiquita Brands International. While I will not delve too deeply into the transgressions of the UFCO, I will say that the country I was born and spent 18 years of my life in, Guatemala, owes much of the political turmoil in it’s modern history toContinue reading “The Crimes of Chiquita”

Village destroyed: Armed soldiers evict residents in Chiquita plan to eliminate union

Chiquita SECRETS Revealed MIKE GALLAGHER & CAMERON McWHIRTER Cincinnati Enquirer 3-May-1998 Nothing remains of Tacamiche but a few concrete foundations. No one lives here any more but lizards and crows. The churches are gone. The homes of the banana workers are gone. Even the streets are overgrown with tall grass. After six decades as aContinue reading “Village destroyed: Armed soldiers evict residents in Chiquita plan to eliminate union”

Message from Brazil from the Revolutionary Communist Party (PCR) to the 7th Congress of the PCT

Comrades, we have no doubt in saying that the Communist Party of Labour of the Dominican Republic represents a front trench of the international communist movement and is, in fact, the Dominican Workers’ Party. While many in the world and in particular in Latin America, bowed their heads against the ideological offensive of the bourgeoisieContinue reading “Message from Brazil from the Revolutionary Communist Party (PCR) to the 7th Congress of the PCT”

Correa: the Class Enemy

Correa and his administration unmasked by themselves with their actions. In this case, the arrest of indigenous representative Marco Guatemal is the latest evidence that Correa is only defending their own, the Ecuadorian bourgeoisie. A few months ago, Marco Guatemal and his comrades began a journey, a mobilization of peasants and indigenous peoples to defendContinue reading “Correa: the Class Enemy”

Communist Party of Colombia (Marxist-Leninist): Alfonso Cano Falls in Combat, but the Struggle Continues

The Secretariat of the Central Staff of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – Popular Army (FARC-EP), in a statement on the last day on November 5, recognizes the death of its Commanding General, comrade Alfonso Cano. The statement highlights the history of the FARC as a source of integrity resulting Fighter Commander Cano, storyContinue reading “Communist Party of Colombia (Marxist-Leninist): Alfonso Cano Falls in Combat, but the Struggle Continues”

Forty years of African Liberation Day! Time to build the Party to complete the struggle

Published Dec 2, 2011 When the first African Liberation Day (ALD) demonstration was held in 1972, the U.S. front of the African liberation movement was reeling from deathblows being delivered by the U.S. government in a counteroffensive that had littered the international landscape with the bodies of murdered black freedom fighters around the world. Hundreds,Continue reading “Forty years of African Liberation Day! Time to build the Party to complete the struggle”

PCR: Marighella is pardoned and honored on the 100th anniversary of his life

December 7, 2011 The day in which he reached 100 years of life, Carlos Marighella received amnesty “post mortem” and formal apology by the Brazilian state of political persecution he suffered throughout his life, beyond the government’s relentless effort to destroy the image dictatorial this communist fighter. Presented on December 5 in Salvador, the AmnestyContinue reading “PCR: Marighella is pardoned and honored on the 100th anniversary of his life”

PCMLE: Capitalism, the source of predation on the planet

Capitalism markets increasingly demand more and more sources of raw materials, more and more profits. The result is that the very survival of the planet is dangerous. Since 1973, 5 June every year to celebrate World Environment Day was established by the UN General Assembly in its resolution XXVII December 15, 1972. Since that timeContinue reading “PCMLE: Capitalism, the source of predation on the planet”

PCMLE Editorial – Human rights: more than a flag of struggle than a reality

December 10 is celebrated internationally, the Human Rights Day. In 1950 the General Assembly of the United Nations urged all Member States to observe that day as well, considering that in similar date in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted. It’s been over six decades and the balance of it continue beingContinue reading “PCMLE Editorial – Human rights: more than a flag of struggle than a reality”

Hugo Chavez says he is a Social-Democrat

-What is the difference between you and Fidel? “ Chavez said: – Fidel is a communist, I’m not. I’m a Social Democrat. Fidel’s Marxist-Leninist. I’m not. Fidel is an atheist. I’m not. One day we discussed God and Christ. I said to Castro: “I am a Christian. I believe in the Social Gospels of Christ.”Continue reading “Hugo Chavez says he is a Social-Democrat”

US Ambassador Echoes Cecil Rhodes

By Stephen Gowans September 24, 2011 – http://gowans.wordpress.com When in 1916 Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin expounded what historian V.G. Kiernan would later call virtually the only serious theory of imperialism, despite its shortcomings (1), Lenin cited Cecil Rhodes as among the “leading British bourgeois politicians (who) fully appreciated the connection between what might be calledContinue reading “US Ambassador Echoes Cecil Rhodes”

Chavez brings first shipment of gold to Venezuela from foreign vaults as global economy slides

Madison Ruppert, Contributing Writer Activist Post In August Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez announced that he would be repatriating the foreign-held gold reservesin American and European banks and they received the first shipment of gold from European countries on Friday. The Venezuelan central bank reports that about $300 million in gold was brought in to CaracasContinue reading “Chavez brings first shipment of gold to Venezuela from foreign vaults as global economy slides”

PCMLV: Che – Marxist-Leninist

A year ago we published the article with the name “News of Che and the struggle against opportunism” in our newspaper Revolutionary Steel. Today, we celebrate 4 years of the existence of our glorious party under the motto Marxist-Leninist Che! We feel the need to rewrite, adding some elements that because of time we wereContinue reading “PCMLV: Che – Marxist-Leninist”

PCMLV: The Bolshevik Revolution: 94 years, Present & Necessary

At 94 years of the October revolution, the proletarians of all countries should follow the glorious example of those days where workers “took heaven by assault.” Introduction This article is a chronological description of the events of the October Revolution, as we believe that there is already enough material in publications such fraternal parties. WhatContinue reading “PCMLV: The Bolshevik Revolution: 94 years, Present & Necessary”